Paris Teen Out of Jail After Killing His Mother

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Published on July 17 2013 10:21 am
Last Updated on July 17 2013 10:21 am
Written by Greg Sapp

The Paris teenager convicted of stabbing his mother to death is out of jail. 

In his first television interview, Terry Payton tells WTHI-TV in Terre Haute, Indiana that he’s trying to get his second degree murder conviction overturned. 

The 18-year-old stabbed his mother to death this past spring.  He and his supporters say his mom was a chronic alcoholic who physically abused Payton his entire life and  if he hadn’t killed her that day, she would’ve killed him.  Still, Payton faces up to 20 years behind bars for the crime.